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. that is it for tonight's willis report. lou: good evening, obama administration has a problem even liberal media can't ignore, president's reelection team continues to make conflicts statements about the president's knowledge of the terrorist attack in benghazi, the white house and campaign staff appear mired in the confusion, it could be the president who pays the price at the polls, senior campaign advisor axelrod seems to be trying to rewrite history of the response to the september 11 anniversary attack. >> he called it an act of terror the day after it happened. when you are the administration, you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believes. lou: but senior white house advertiser telling i much different story just moments after mr. axelrod's comments. >> i think now based on the investigation of intelligence, they made the decision, to conclude that 24-6s a terrorist a-- that this was a terrorist attack. in the day as after it was not clear. lou: a direct contradition of one another. by two senior members of the president's campaign team. when is
the obama administration insisted the assault was a protest that got out of hand. fox news confirmed u.s. intelligence did indeed know it was a terror attack of 24 hours of that evening. bill: yesterday the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details wi
to the american people. to reporreport the united states diplomats in libya asked the obama administration repeatedly for additional security right up until the september 11, 2012 attacks. house oversight committee chairman darrell ice looking to secretary of state hillary clinton for answers. telling congressmen issa the extra resources are being denied despite firebombings and online death threats. vice presidential nominee paul ryan seizing onnthe commission to launch attacks at the democratic ticket. >> feature if you turn on the ty you can see that the obama foreign-policy is unraveling before our eyes. it's not just an isolated incident where we lost four americans in libya. that's tragic. but it is part of a bigger story of the unraveling of this agenda all over the world. we have distanced our ally, israel, we are not advancing our interests in the middle east, and the president is promising we will have these devastating cuts to our national defense. ashley: meanwhile the white house engaged in a series of secret talks on the attack on al qaeda. it included the possibility of unil
continued the discussion in the new york post. >> you were again, critical, of the obama administration. >> i have never seen nor perfect candidate and i was not perfect. i will always speak out, but if you read the article today and my other utterances, it has always been stated that i am still on the obama train. i will explain why. >> we would definitely like you to do that. if you address the question of the red line. tell us what you said last week. >> i was incensed, as i believe every american was, what occurred in both egypt and libya. in egypt, the embassy was overrun with cops. they did not ran away -- run away. the libyan cops ran away, didn't protect the embassy and worst of all, the ambassador was killed, so to speak. i don't know exactly how. along with three other consulate personnel. i did not believe the american response was adequate. the american embassy in egypt initially put out a statement that was denunciatory of the video that some muslims were saying was the reason for the attack. it was not sufficiently denunciatory of the egyptian government, in my judgment. h
the vibrancy of what is on the horizon. >> biden added the obama administration was determined to fix the nation's immigration policies. the prime minister of israel and palestinian president addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad wants the u.n. to recognize palestine as an observer state. netanyahu is expected to talk about the threat from iran's nuclear program. and yesterday egyptian's new president spoke. >> reporter: egypt's newly elected president made his first appearance. >> translator: today every egyptian shares a sense of self-confidence. >> reporter: he called for the world to step in to end the violence in syria. >> translator: we have to put an to end this tragedy. it is the tragedy of the age. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad challenged the dominance of world powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing nuclear weapons. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is
not letting up the pressure now on the obama administration, as lawmakers have now sent a letter to james clapper demanding answers on benghazi attack. of considers, yesterday we were talking about james clapper. friday, his office coming out and basically staking responsibility for the intelligence failures. well, now, senator joe lieberman and others coming forward with this letter. >> alisyn: and also, who is going to take responsible for the tactffactactfufact-- spblt for three weeks later. 20 days past the september 11th attacks and fbi isn't in benghazi, they're in tripoli, for security reasons they say, they say that the libyan security forces aren't providing them with security and some sort of visa problem. this is unheard of. so, senator bob corker and joe lieberman among others, they want answers from clapper about why it's happening. >> dave: to the point at that tony schaeffer made on our program yesterday, he's worked with the fbi, some of the toughest and highly technically trained individuals on the planet. comfortable going into hostile zones like benghazi, it must not be
to respond? the national debt has gone in the nearly four years of the obama administration from more than $10 trillion to now more than $16 trillion, an increase of $6 trillion. >> well, first of all, wolf, let me just say this. the two wars have cost us an enormous amount of money and the loss of our brave servicemen and women as well. so that added to the national deficit. and one other thing that we should talk about in terms of the national deficit, part of it is that we're not bringing in as much revenue as we should be bringing in to pay for all the things, the services and programs that the american people continue to desire. there's no question under this president that we've seen, you know, the most significant budget cuts also in the history of country. discretionary spending is at its lowest in 60 years. taxes are also at their lowest. but the one thing that the democrats have not done, we haven't walked away from the table. we haven't pointed fingers and said it's their fault. we're all in this together. it's time republicans roll up their sleeves and come to the table so we c
about this morning. >> he tells sean hannity he thinks the obama administration tried to to have up the attack. >> they had this narrative al qaeda is no longer a big threat. they never say fundamental terrorism. the president was moving on to asia he was going to declare this a vit great victory and an act of terror convened in their narrative. this isn't stupidity. i said this a while back i got heavily attacked for it. i spent a lot of time investigating coverups and conspiracies. this is a coverup a deliberate brat attempt to cover up the truth from a administration that wanted to make history. it involved the slaughter of four americans. maybe if they had been straight forward about this they could have quelled some of these demonstrations that took place afterwards that also did tremendous amount of damage. >> fox and friends will have a lot more on this at 8:00 a.m. today. make sure you tune into that. >>> moving on to the economy a key issue in this presidential election as you know. that's what sean hannity is talking about with the dnc vice-chairman. he is pressing him on
on the attack in benghazi. fox news learned the obama administration knew within 24-hours that it was a terrorist attack. peter dos sigh h peter doocy has more for us. >> within one day intel forces told fox news the administration knew it was an attack. they sent susan rice out to say the attack was at the hands of an unruly mob. when asked about the 24-hour time line the secretary of defense dodged. >> a terrorist attack ignited as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it was clear terrorist planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. as to who was involved what specific groups were involved the investigation is ongoing. we will get some of the feedback from what happened at that location. >> according to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff there were broad signals an attack may have been in the works. >> there was a threat of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western correction in libya were seeking to coalesce. but there wasn't anything specific. >> despite the fact that four
that the obama administration knew within 24 hours that the murder of the u.s. ambassador and three others in libya was a terrorist attack. and they labeled it that way internally. why didn't they tell the american people? here for a fair and balanced debate is former communications advisor to harry reid and republican strategist michelle seleski, thank you for being here. >> good to be here. >> alisyn: penny, start with you. how can the administration justify the misleading information they put out for the first two weeks about this benghazi attack? >> the information they put out there is based on the best intelligence they had at the time. often times in the initial assessment it's often imprecise and incomplete. and as they've learned that they've shared with the congress and american public. as it has evolved, as the intelligence director has says we will let people know, but this has been evolving thing and often times unclear as my former boss says in the fog of battle. we're learning as we're given. >> alisyn: michelle, do you agree it's the fog of war that led people leak jay carn
of the obama administration -- >> i've never had a perfect candidate. i wasn't perfect. and i will always speak out. but if you read the article today and my other utterances, it has always been stated that i'm still on the obama train. and i will explain why if you would -- >> we will definitely like you to do that. but first with the question of the red wine that -- >> not so much the red wine. >> yeah, please -- tell us what you said last week. >> ok. i was incensed as i believe every american was at what occurred in both egypt and libya. and egypt, the embassy was overreturn, the cops, the egyptian cops ran away, didn't protect the embassy in libya. the military -- libyan military, libyan cops ran away, didn't protect the embassy and in addition, worst of all was the fact that the ambassador was murdered, killed so to speak. i'm not sure exactly how he was affix yated or how it actually occurred along with three other consulate personnel. and i did not believe that the american response was adequate. the egyptian -- strike that, the american embassy in egypt initially put out a statement wh
accident. had nothing to do with the obama administration's treatment of israel. >> everyone in america who took that division. >> she said it had everything to do with the increasingly conservative nature spent she's in that job because she will say things like that. >> she was saying the jews that vote in your district are just naturally more religious and more conservative, and they are republican. >> but in prior elections always voted democratic. >> but if there is a common, right, that this is the most informed part of the american electorate. >> your district? >> no, the jewish community. whether they're in florida or virginia or wherever. and that isn't going to go away. and i think as the election becomes more focused and the issues become clear, the divide will be more pronounced. >> mr. mayor, it is a little confusing when you think about the 2012 race, especially if israel is in your sidelines making decisions, confusing. on the one hand, you have what is clearly an icy relationship between the prime minister of israel and the president of the united states. it doesn't feel warm
enforcement one of the reasons why the obama administration embraced it, but it's all about how these things are represented and what they're obligated to say when your pants down. do you believe in enforcing these laws been problematic are not? and when you say -- the whole idea of the. >> translator: is that these aren't the good kids. many -- i think they're right. it doesn't mean that they're a bad kid. community college or maybe you have got in trouble when you're a teenager. i think there is something very disingenuous about the debate we have around us, but of course that is because advocates of destruction debate in the certain white. this is rooted in any kind of believes that our prior to the way that we actually structure the conversation. i think that advocates have structured the conversation very advantageous sleep. >> a couple more questions in the month to cut off. i was wondering if you could and testimonials in terms of looking forward toward the democratic party strength. >> and also the gentleman over there. >> thank you. thanks to the forum today. the panelists. i can gi
. he took a swipe at the obama administration by noting the current state of fairs overseas. >> syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. the ambassador to libya was killed in a terrorist attack. iran is moving toward flunuclea weapons capabilities. we feel like we're at the mercy of events rather than starting events. >> mr. romney reiterated that -- >>> it's the call everyone is talk about. packers versus seahawks. should the players union pull the members off the field to support the nfl referees? i'm barack obama and i approve this message. romney: "is time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to impr
is look around this country and see the vibrancy of what is on the horizon. >> biden added the obama administration was determined to fix the nation's immigration policies. the prime minister of israel and palestinian president addressed the united nations general below. mahmoud ahmadinejad wants the u.n. to recognize palestine as an observer state. and israel presented their own outlines. and yesterday egyptian's new president spoke. >> reporter: egypt's new highly elected president made his first appearance. >> translator: today every egyptian shares a sense of self-confidence. >> reporter: he called for the world to step in to end the violence in syria. >> translator: we have to put an to end this tragedy. it is the tragedy of the age. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad challenged the dominance of world powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from deeflg nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is
china a currency manipulator. that is a step the obama administration has decided against taking. the obama administration has applied pressure where necessary filing international trade cases and other products. officials say with the u.s. searching china's currency has appreciated and manufacturers may like this increasingly tough talk on china american importers that rely on chinese-made products sell in the united states. >> john snow under president bush, a currency manipulator, tried to manipulate or at least soften what was happening in china but this is not incumbent or maybe he is right that you can't really tell china what to do. what you looking at? liz: senator chuck schumer sale of spike in the number of truckers crashing into bridgees and overpasses on highways where they don't belong. eight of ten of these crashes was two hundred year is caused by truckers being misdirected by global positioning satellites that wrongly put them on parkways where they should not be. senator chuck schumer weighing in. >> the gps directed me on it and many truckers do not know that th
were again, critical, of the obama administration. >> i have never seen nor perfect candidate and i was not perfect. i will always speak out, but if you read the article today and my other utterances, it has always been stated that i am still on the obama train. i will explain why. >> we would definitely like you to do that. if you address the question of the red lione. tell us what you said last week. >> i was incensed, as i believe every american was, what occurred in both egypt and libya. in egypt, the embassy was overrun with cops. they did not ran away -- run away. the libyan cops ran away, didn't protect the embassy and worst of all, the ambassador was killed, so to speak. i don't know exactly how. along with three other consulate personnel. i did not believe the american response was adequate. the american embassy in egypt initially put out a statement that was denunciatory of the video that some muslims were saying was the reason for the attack. it was not sufficiently denunciatory of the egyptian government, in my judgment. hillary put out a magnificent statement that follo
.n. as the obama administration explanation of the attack in benghazi continues to einvolve this morning. secretary of state hillary clinton suggesting in a gathering of world leaders that the attack was the work of an al qaeda affiliate. the secretary saying this. now with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and networks in multiple directions. they're working with other violent extremists to undermined the democratic transitions underway in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. that is the first time secretary clinton acknowledged al qaeda as possibly playing a role in that attack. we'll have more on that coming up. a group of senators are now demanding that susan rice, america's ambassador to the u.n., provide more answers what happened in benghazi. new hampshire senator, kelly ayotte one of those four senators who sent a scathing letter to ambassador susan rice, she will be here to tell us first-hand what that is all about. bill: meantime the violence in syria getting worse by the day. a pair of massive explosions rocking
. while the mexican government has soft pedaled its criticism of the obama administration, the public there has not. as this documentary showed cartel hitmen using weapons supplied by the u.s. to gun down innocent victims. a home covered in blood after gang members kill 16, many teenagers, at a birthday party in juarez, mexico. guns used in the massacre traced to the u.s. operation fast and furious. >> they are waiting for an answer. they want to know what happened and why they didn't stop these guns from leaving the united states and ending up in this, in these crimes. >> reporter: spanish-language network univision and fox news obtained a list of 100,000 weapons recovered in mexico and compared those serial numbers with the 2,000 guns sold in fast and furious. nearly two dozen matched, connecting an untold number of injuries and fatalities to the u.s. program. [speaking spanish] >> reporter: this woman lost two sons to fast and furious guns. >> they feel helpless. they don't know what to do, and we interviewed one of them, and they said, who's going to pay for this? >> reporter: it
in the obama administration. the president has focused a lot on the middle class, both in his policies and the rhetoric, the fact that the way the economy is playing out distributionly has been so skewed. >> i think that's a fair critique. my personal view is there should have been a larger stimulus. that would have helped consumer demand, it would have helped the middle class more. the distributional effects are skewed. the stock market, a lot of people have their pensions in there. a lot of unions have pensions in there. the stabilization of the market and taking the market from 6,000 -- >> and the growth. >> and the growth has helped a lot of middle class families. i think that's being reflected in the battleground support. >> joe? >> one area where i agree with sheila completely is the sort of failure to look at that household debt to gdp chart that you showed earlier and say, this is the problem. there has been a lot of confusion, i think, people talk about the banks, the national debt, whatever. this was the core of the issue, the fact that households had too much debt and that t
the obama administration is circulating a draft executive order, that would shield vital computer networks from cyber attacks. the attack escalated last week, flooding bank websites with traffic, making them unavailable to customers. a u.s. official says the attack waged by a still-unidentified group outside the country. republican presidential nominee mitt romney takes his campaign to pennsylvania. he attended a rally at valley forge military academy and college. meantime, it appears romney's campain is trying to lower expectations as he heads into his first debate against president obama. romney will debate the president in denver on wednesday. romney's campaign adviser released a memo that outlines why president obama should win the debate, including the president has a lot more experience and is a great public speaker. a so-called "super pac" that supports president obama gets a major boost. george soros will donate one million dollars to "priorities usa action." the former hedge fund manager will also give 500,000 dollars to 2 super pacs that back congressional democrats. so far this
of the administration usually reflects the guy at the top. so you have obama as someone who comes across on the people who know him as sort of moody, indecisive, sent this come as someone who has been jokes in his presence when he's not the one telling them, someone who is not a constant predictable northstar. and that comes through in the culture of the administration. a lot of the people are willing to talk because at some point it will spend weeks or months working on a decision, a policy just to topple at the last minute. one of the close collection's advisers very little reefing her back out of the issue. we just sort of sweep and ended in a careful where a negotiation and planning. so it wasn't an ideological motivation. it was a personal motivation, professional motivation. >> that is certainly true. let's go through some of the case studies you talk about your icons confess i found the discussion about going after osama bin laden riveting. this was described over and over again as the democratic national convention is a bold and decisive move by this president, but she had to describe it or it
the obama administration. >> in the book you write about the obama's administration handling of the withdrawal from iraq. the administration had a fresh chance to reengage with iraq's leaders and shape its politics. obama did not act decisively on that chance choosing ahead to take hands off approach on iraq. this decision was characteristic of those obama made on iraq. he saw america's involvement there not as an opportunity but rather as a leftover minefield, a path out of which had to be charted as quickly as possible. explain that to us. >> at the end of the bush administration, the beginning of the obama administration, violence was down substantially in iraq. the question was were we going to keep a small number of troops in iraq after 2011? how would that be negotiated? there was a significant difference, i think, in perspective between the pentagon where admiral mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, civilians, saw iraq as an opportunity. they wanted to keep a reasonably sized force around 16,000. at the white house, the national security adviser saw it more t
the obama administration is doing right now it's not that many believe could different than what the bush administration did in the two terms especially at the end and given that there is that consensus that's one of the reasons they are not issued in the political campaign but i think it's also one of the reasons why things are in the national security area. >> this will be the last security to that question. >> i think a lot will depend on who the next president is, because i think that there will be several justices who are getting older but i think most of them would feel if they are voluntarily retiring and not forced to do so by health concerns or some other extenuating circumstances the honorable thing to do would be retiring during the term of the party that appointed you in the first place so you could see justice ginsburg now that she's accomplished. i think she's trying to make a record for how long she's on the court and she will accomplish that in 2014. you may see scalia or kennedy retire if they get president romney. it makes a huge potential shift in the court based on the
this country, religious up and down this country who believe that the obama administration rightly has leveled a direct attack on their ability to be catholic. that is not going to pass unnoticed in states like ohio, michigan, pennsylvania where the catholic vote is huge and motivated and not happy with president obama. secondly, that chick-fil-a story , this has just begun to roll out, but everyone already knows about it. .. >> the third story i asked about was the 1.5% gdp growth, the horrible growth number, and, again, less than half a percent. the chick-fil-a story was just a day ole. everybody heard about chick-fil-a. it was one of those stories that moves by social media, by e-mail, by tfn, and conversation about the church peat owe, in a group like this, or your friends, and it outrages people. it outrages even supporters of same-sex marriage. it outrages, as i had on the radio show today, gay people. they don't want people bullied over their religious faith, and when rahm tries to beat up the keys of chick-fil-a or the mayor of boston or san fransisco, those are democrat friends of the
are missing in action almost as if the obama administration's doctor and has been abandonment rather than one of strength. stuart: your position -- you are in a tiny minority. we very rarely hear from practicing muslims the kind of the opinions you frequently express on this program. you have lost the debate. you have lost the numbers. you have no numbers on your side. >> we have no numbers when it comes the loudest voices and strongest forces of evil between the old soil in the middle east that was told by hosni mubarak and those like mahmoud ahmadinejad but lost in the din is the quiet minority bleaker still the majority that needs some power of america and the west to defend them and stand by them from the grassroots up but they are not getting any attention. they are not having riots and they had demonstrations in libya at the washington post and yet we have been ignoring them because the president doesn't want to make a case for liberty. the president wants to stay away from meeting with leaders of the free world and seeing we're not only behind them but want to lead from the front for t
. in the liberal war of transparency, attorney christopher horner argues that the obama administration keeping too much information from the public. john jenkins, legal journalist
and medicaid out of millions of dollars. the obama administration sent a letter to hospital associations warning it will prosecute anyone who uses electronic medical records to lie in order to get larger reimbursements. the government is particularly concerned about scams like cloning in which information about one patient is repeated in other records. that could lead to bigger reimbursement checks. >> let's take a deep breath together on this. >>> there is a problem with our breakfast. if you like bacon for breakfast or just like eating pork, it may get harder to satisfy your craving come next year. the national pig association -- didn't know they had one. this is in britain actually -- is warning there could be a worldwide pork shortage next year. they said pork producers had to cut down on herds because of soaring feed prices connected to drought conditions. however, the u.s. department of agriculture reports a record pork supply at u.s. warehouses just last month. we can breathe a little easier here at home. >> you can deal with the replacement ref, but you take away your bacon, and
court is now back in session for the first time since it ruled on the obama administration's landmark health care law last june. so how might mitt romney change the high court if he becomes president of the united states? he's already giving all of us some major clues. let's bring in cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns who's taking a closer look. what are you seeing? >> the supreme court doesn't get talked about that much on the campaign trail. but choosing a justice is one of the most important things a president does. it's how on administration puts its mark on some of the nation east toughest, most divisive issues. and we have a look at how mitt romney might handle it if he's president. whenever mitt romney fielded questions during the primaries about his picks for the supreme court, he was armed with a stock republican answer. >> what i would look to do would be to appoint people to the supreme court that will follow strictly the constitution as opposed to to legislating from the bench. >> reporter: but he wouldn't choose a favorite. >> would you pick one, please? >> y
-span.org. >> next, three former obama administration pentagon officials defend the president's foreign policy and national security record while criticizing mitt romney. moderated by former cnn, cnn contributor bill schneider, the discussion focuses largely on iran's nuclear program and america's presence in afghanistan. this event, which took place yesterday, runs about an hour, and we'll show you as of this as we can until the pentagon briefing scheduled at 2 p.m. eastern. >> struggling in, and you're encouraged to help yourself to coffee, food, whatever you need. my name's mike bennett, on behalf of my colleagues, jim kessler -- who's here somewhere -- sean gibbons and mika, welcome to another anti-politics press breakfast. before i hand it over to bill, i just had a couple of things we wanted to talk about relating to our work on national security. as mitt romney discovered on september 11th of this year, nothing has the power to shake up a presidential race like a change in national security. and that can be either an external event as we had in libya and egypt, or it can be a political
to pull out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. >>> the obama administration now defending its original assessment of the attack that killed four americans in libya on september 11th. they are no longer calling it spontaneous violence sparked by outrage over that anti-islam trailer. but rather a deliberate act of terrorism. senator john mccain told our candy crowley there is much more to this story. >> that doesn't pass the smell test. it was either willful ignorance or abysmal intelligence. to think that people come to spontaneous demonstrations with heavy weapons, mortars and the attack goes on for hours. >> the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. but when you're the responsible party, when you're the administration, you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believes. this was -- this is being thoroughly investigated. >> i'm joined by phone from tripoli, libya. welcome. >> hi, carol. >> i'm just wondering, the obama administration says they're going to catch the people who killed the u.s. ambassador and three othe
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in this country. those are issues the obama administration has focused on for fixing failing schools. he has a laser focus on effectiveness in teaching and how to improve our teacher work force. the romney campaign has expressed interest in improving the schools through a different avenue by promoting more choice for parents. neither side is recognizing that those reforms if ever put in place will be far less successful if children are not giving the solid foundation in the first place. children growing up in the impoverished conditions have little access to the education that they need in those younger years. those reforms would not go anywhere. we need to get serious about the problem we are talking about today. schools need to teach those basic skills, but we really need our children in environments where there are focused on innovative thinking, flexible thinking, deeper knowledge in multiples subject matters. smarter, a far better use of our public funds of thinking of them as education dollars? are investments a country in, wouldn't it be smarter to use those investments to be from loa
to provide for themselves and their families. i think that is why the obama administration's objective is essentially using bread and circuses to make as many people as possible dependent on government, to keep voting democratic, is not succeeding. americans want to stand on their own feet. >> that is the craziest thing i ever heard of my life. you are accusing the president of united states of using a government program to manipulate people do not get a job, to be dependent on the government for services? impressed. we are a few minutes and -- >> let me finish. pressed we're a few minutes and and you have now three times call me crazy on observing that the president has expanded government dependency. >> you are saying he is manipulating american civil democratic. -- so they will vote democratic. >> let's talk about the issue of benefits. in 1960, 20% -- of federal spending went to individual spent -- payments. this year, 65% of federal spending goes to individual payments. i would suggest we do have a problem with government -- >> we had a downturn in the economy. we of hard times, p
, is that under the obama administration, it's not simply buying a different one for taxpayers, what it's been a huge expansion of the welfare state what. we see now, we've got 80 programs, 77 7 770 billion a year on the welfare programs that's what we're focusing on if we're talking about the size of government. stuart: i want to go back to the poll, 79% think that we should all pay, yes, we should be be paying something. now, it occurs to me that if push comes to shove and i tell somebody who is not currently paying federal income tax, you should, and you will pay federal income tax, you can't get elected, can you? >> well, listen, this is what the romney campaign needs to be more explicit about, what they should be doing after they elected paul ryan as the vice-president nominee, because he's given us a plan-- >> wait a second, you you think they should get out there and hey, you 47% i'm going to make you pay taxes. >> it's not a question i'm going to make you pay tax. i'm going to ask you to have some skin in the game. the paul ryan plan does exactly that. >> yes, i know, i know, but-- >>
seconds. >> well, that's not fair. early in the obama administration the senate republican leader said the single most important thing we want to achieve is for president obama to be a one-term president. i was indicating he would get no cooperation or compromise from the opposing party, if the president-elected in november is not of your party and you do win the senate seat, to what extent will you adopt that approach to thwart the president's agenda or make him look bad? >> i'm a reformer. i was governor with the democrats in control of both houses 12 1/2 years out of my 14. i worked with democrats. i think it is important for us to make sure that we do everything we can do to confront the problems and not postpone them as my opponent has been doing the last 14 years. we've got to confront them and solve the problems. i'll work bipartisanly with anyone who wants to work to solve these problems. that's why i'm running. i do not want us to continue on in debate, and tear down and demagogue each other. i want us to solve america's problems and move this country forward. >> representativ
rice to resign. the obama team dill giving conflicting accounts of the white house response. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the romney campaign is joining this growing chorus of lawmakers. senator john mccain saying the administration's response was inept and ignorant and susan rice blaming it on a spontaneous protest was inexcusable. >> it's either willful ignorance or abysmal ignorance to think people come to spontaneous demonstrations with mortars and heavy weapons pant attack goes on for hours. bill: both sides are complaining. governor romney's team says the white house is still getting its story mixed up. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are politicizing the tragic attack that cost of life of four americans. the republicans say the white house is cover ugging up the details for political reasons. here is axlerod. >> the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. but when you are the responsible party, when you are the administration and you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believed. >> reporter: actually i
these insider attacks? >> reporter: critics say the obama administration has set a date for withdrawal extra. >> why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving? it's more for the afghan army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> reporter: there is fear among the afghan army that the taliban will seek retribution against anybody who has cooperated with the americans. bill: we are hearing president obama will move quickly to announce a new treasury secretary if reelected in november. the "wall street journal" says whoever that is will play a big role in congress over nearing the fiscal cliff. without a deal many economists predict another recession. stuart, good morning. what's the significance of this? >> reporter: the president says we are headed in the right direction. the evidence suggests we are headed in the wrong direction. the word recession is more commonly used. the evidence is this. we know the economy is slowing dramatically. we know income is down. and we know that buying power is down. that's over the last 3 1/2 years and bringing us up to the c
said the obama administration is loading control in the middle east. >> a lot of americans, including myself, are developed, excuse me, troubled by developments in the middle east. we somehow feel we're at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. >> there are international disagreements focused on trade with china, with romney charging the administration is soft on chinese trade and currency violationlations. the admin -- administration points out it charged levees on products from china and encourages acting on currency which they say is slowing happening. ashley: rich edson, thanks so much. tracy: should the federal government regulate bad driving? i would never be allowed on the road. it is a serious question that senator chuck schumer called for new federal rules for satellite based gps systems to stop trucks from crashing into overpasses. ashley: honestly? tracy: honestly? liz macdonald here with the story. >> here is what is going on. the senator is saying there is spike of number of truck crashes where trucks are plowing into bridges and overpasses, nearly 900 over the p
stevens. clapper's assessment comes after the obama administration was criticized for standing by its original assessment that the attack was a spontaneous response to an anti-muslim film. >>> score one for the record folks. homer bailey of the cincinnati reds pitched a no-hitter last night against the pirates in pittsburgh. the score was 1-0. bailey struck out ten and walked only one, the seventh no-hitter in the major leagues this season and the first for the reds in 24 years. congratulations to homer bailey who you know with that name just had to grow up to become a major leaguer. >>> it's inevitable. all right. 20 minutes after the hour. here is lonnie quinn with our first check of the wealth ever. >> good morning everybody. let's get right to the satellite and weather picture. there are two areas of wet weather. you look at the picture and says one in texas and one off to the new england coast. yu'd be wrong. it's all one system. the second one is an upper level low around idaho. light showers for you. this is all one big giant cold front up around new england that's pushing offs
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